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SPECIAL ILLUMINATION. Says Joe to Dan, Don't join the celebration Of this minority majority; Sure it's no matt r for congratulation •' Anil wliy our clubs should have a large P. V. Stuck up, upon my soul I cannot see." Pooh! friend," the burly brawny beggar cried, Shr mllst UP hurnhllgg'd That I know," wplied ,g Wise Joe; but why not put P. XXIII You've lost your wit," said Daniel, in derision P. for Princess, V. for Victoria stands." heugh cried poor Hume after the late division, \V bile wardering home, thinking of rates and lauds, I met Lord ]J—gh—in, and. as I'm alive, He told me that I'. V. meant Pass'd by Fivt- T. H. R. FOSSIL POLU-.N.—M. Kunth has proved, that I he fosil POnell, discovered by M. Goeppert, is that of the Jietula (tt)iiis, aiid is s.) well preserved, that it looks as if it were quite recent. GLASS—M. Dubus-Bonnel, of Lille, has pre- sented to the Socie e des Eufans dn Nord several specimens of stuff made of woven glas, which are most brilliant in colour and lustre. He is now pur- his discoveries, in order to bring them to still gieater perfection, but they are already solid and per. tectly taexible atid the price of them will be moderate. 1 he Queen of the French has bestowed a gold medal on M. Dubus-Bonnel. INVENTION OF PRINTING.—The 24th June next is to be kept at Metz as the.fourth centenary of the invention of printing. The printers, tf pe-founders, and bookbinders of Edinburgh propose to celebrate the day but we have not heard that any similar de- monstration is to be made in London. THE ATTORNEY GF.NEKAL'S LAW !—It is a matter of common conversation among the pro- fession, that a great part of the errors of Sir John Campbell's Church Rate Law has arisen from his erroneously translating the words da eommuni jure," (in a passage from Lynwood,) common, instead of yeneral Canon Law. The mistake was very natural, but we should have expected that so high a legal officer would have known better. "Lord Coke, and several other great lawyers, clearly understood Lynwood to mean, by the expression de communi jure, the general Canon Lawof Europe." Dr. Nicholl, in his admirable "Observations on the Attorney General's Letter to Lord ltatiley," e litides to the above "erroneous translation." Mr Joseph Mills, of Sharnatt, Wilts, has re- cently, at his own expense, new pewed the parish church, and furnished rich and handsome velvet cloths to the altar, pisil.,)it, and reading desks an example well worthy of imitation in not a few of our country churches. We have had the pleasure (and amazement) of hearing the Brobdignag Paganini, recently ar- rived, who is making our stringed instrument players quake before him—and Dragonetti declare, that he must have dealings with the Great Un- known! We mean, in plainer phrase, M.Langlois, the most wonderful artist on the contrabasso that we (and we imagine the world with us) have ever heard. What with pizzicatir like cannon balls dropped into water, and flourishes strong, nimble, and surprising, and singing tones—the whisper of an elephant—and harmonics-think of harmonics on the double-bass !-we should have felt excited beyond all precedent, had we not also felt a little awe-struck. It is music to make those who hear, have nightmares in their beds" (as Hood hath it.) —Athenceum. IMPOKTANT DISCOVFRY.-Sir Everard Home, in delivering- his introductory lecture on the phy- siology of the blood, at St. George's Hospital, ex- plained a discovery made by him 011 the component parts of the blood, in the year lgjg—a fact which is known but to few of the profession. Sir Everard's new theory is, that carbonic acid gas forms a large proportion of the blood, and that this fluid is of a tubular slructure. I te Immortal Harvey, the dis- coverer of the circulation, and Hewson and Hunter, who have most studied the composition of the vital fluid, failed to make this important discovery and should time, the only test of truth, prove the justness of this new theory, Sir Everard will be ranked amolig the fit's, physiologists. He asserts that car- bonic acid gas exists in the blood in the proportion of two cubic inches to an ounce, and is given out in quantities fl oin the blood of a person aftet- a ftill meal, and very little from the blood of a feverish person. The fact of the appearance of the tubes passing through every panicle of the blood, Sir Everard was led to discover by observing the growth of a grain of wheat daily through a microscope he then saw a blob, aud then a tube passing from it; the blob was the juice of a plant, and the tube was form-l by the extrication of carbonic acid gas. Reasoning from analogy, he examined a globule of bloJif aud found it composed ol Similar tubes, which he was enabled to inject under the exhausted receiver of an air pnmp. His discovery will probably lead to important lesults, S t




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